The Battle of Margate 1387, Margate Museum

Family photo c 1985. Copyright 2017 Théroigne S B G Russell

The Battle of Margate is one of the lesser known sea battles, which took place on 24 March 1387. The Earl of Essex and the Earl of Nottingham led the English fleet to victory over a combined French, Flemish and Spanish fleet.

On 24 March 2017, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Boyce, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, opened an exhibition in Margate Museum which runs until 31 October 2017.

24 March 2017 – 31 October 2017

Margate Museum
Market Place
Margate Old Town

Margate Museum website
Visit Thanet – Margate Museum

Admission is just £1.50 (adults).

Other things to see include exhibitions on the evacuation from Dunkerque (Dunkirk) as Margate took 1 in 7 of all the soldiers evacuated from the beaches. There’s also an exhibition of the paddlesteamers from the Victorian era and some Victorian cells.

Joint admission with The Tudor House is £2.50 (adults)